Appointed as Communications Analyst, American Friends Service Committee


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, History, Temple University

Position Description

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice. Drawing on principles of Quaker belief and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. With more than 70 programs operating across the United States and around the world, AFSC is uniquely poised to “change the narrative” on militarism today.

The Communications Analyst will join the growing Media Research Team at AFSC. This team informs AFSC’s advocacy work by providing timely, data-driven insights and analysis of AFSC’s communications and the changing messaging environments in which we operate. The Communications Analyst will design, conduct, and report out on research studies aimed at understanding AFSC's current and potential future audiences. S/he will collaborate on study design and then take the lead on our mixed-methods social marketing and audience engagement research projects. The Communications Analyst will also leverage those findings to develop a strategic plan to assess and ultimately increase audience engagement. In addition, s/he will directly engage new audiences by contributing to the Media Research Blog, part of the forthcoming AFSC family of blogs.